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Jessie L. Weston (1850–1928)

Teoksen From Ritual to Romance tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

From Ritual to Romance (1920) 619 kappaletta
The Quest of the Holy Grail (1964) 45 kappaletta
The Romance of Morien (1907) 10 kappaletta
Sir Gawain at the Grail Castle (1904) 9 kappaletta
Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys (Xist Classics) (1907) — Kääntäjä — 8 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions) (2000) — Avustaja — 1,518 kappaletta
Tristan (1906) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset146 kappaletta
Arthurian Literature by Women: An Anthology (1999) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Virallinen nimi
Weston, Jessie Laidlay
Syntymäaika
1850-12-29
Kuolinaika
1928-09-29
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
UK
Syntymäpaikka
Clapham, Surrey, England, UK
Asuinpaikat
Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK
Hildesheim, Germany
Paris, France
Koulutus
Crystal Palace School of Art
Ammatit
scholar
Arthurian scholar
Medieval Literature Scholar
translator
poet
folklorist
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Jessie Laidlay Weston was the daughter of William Weston, a tea merchant, and his second wife Sarah Burton. She was named after her father's first wife, Jessica Laidlay. She studied in Hildesheim, Germany, and in Paris with French writer Gaston Paris, and at the Crystal Palace School of Art. She and two of her siblings set up house together in Bournemouth, where Jessie began her writing career. One of her first published works was a lengthy narrative poem called "The Rose-Tree of Hildesheim" (1896). Her best-known book was From Ritual to Romance (1920), an analysis of the roots of the Holy Grail legend. Her translations of numerous medieval romances are still used today.

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I read this book because I wanted to understand better "The Waste Land," and to that extent at least the book was certainly successful. I have no idea how reliable the author's theories are--Segal's introduction was pretty useful in weighing the argument for both strengths and weaknesses. Also, the book had a pleasing amount of the conspiracy-ism that makes a lot of grail literature fairly exciting.
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gtross | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 3, 2022 |
Sort of a dumbed-down schoolboy intro, but the bibliography is useful.
 
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Crypto-Willobie | Apr 23, 2017 |
The book that influenced T. S. Eliot in structure and content of The Wasteland
 
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stanjanmoore | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 5, 2016 |
I think this would have been more important, and made more sense to me, were I still the student of Arthurian literature I once was. Even for the sheer entertainment of storytelling, however, I was very pleased to read this. I don't know that I would have ever come across it but for browsing in my very, very old library and feel my mind has expanded and the wheels of my own story-making turning because of it.

A hint? Go back and read the preface after you've read the three stories. It all makes a lot more sense.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Kristin_Curdie_Cook | Apr 29, 2016 |

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